Conservation

The Jevons Paradox

The Jevons Paradox

Increasing energy efficiency won’t save us.

Themes: Energy and Environment

Topics: Conservation, Efficiency, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

Energy Replacement

Energy Replacement

Themes: Electricity Generation, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Conservation, Electricity, Energy, and Forces

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

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Hydro-Electric Dams

Why is this beautiful valley in north-eastern BC about to be flooded?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Conservation, Electricity, and Forces

Grades: 11-12

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Wind Power

How can we harness a substantial amount of power from the wind?

Themes: Energy and Environment and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

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Energy and Power

Energy and power are two related but distinct concepts. Why do the media confuse them so frequently?

Themes: Climate, Electricity Generation, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Electricity, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

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What do I (we) do about my (our) carbon footprint?

A very frequent question asked by students after learning about climate change is “But what can I (we) do about it?”. Here are some ideas, all of which have benefits in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, and so are worth considering even if you reject the idea of anthropogenic global warming completely.

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10